Digital Collections Contexts Workshop at iConference 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Digital Collection Contexts:
Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale

Full-day workshop at iConference
Berlin, Germany
March 4, 2014

Registration is now open for a full-day workshop that examines conceptual and practical aspects of collections and the context they provide in the digital environment, especially in large-scale cultural heritage aggregations. Collections will be considered in relation to the information needs of scholars, roles of cultural institutions, and international interoperability. The workshop aims to:

  • Broaden the conversation across an international community
  • Further the research and development agenda for digital aggregations
  • Relate conceptual advances to implementation goals
  • Identify realistic approaches for collection representation, contextualization, and interoperability at scale

Sessions will be led by European and North American experts from iSchools and projects developing large-scale digital cultural heritage collections.

  • Morning session: Conceptual Foundations of Digital Collections
    • Carole L. Palmer and Karen Wickett (CIRSS, University of Illinois)
    • Hur-li Lee (School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
    • Martin Doerr (Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas)
    • Carlo Meghini (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche).
  • Afternoon session: Practical Implications for Digital Collections
    • Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation)
    • Emily Gore and Amy Rudersdorf (Digital Public Library of America)
    • Sheila Anderson (Centre for e-Research, King’s College London)
    • Shenghui Wang (OCLC Research)
    • Mark Stevenson and Paul Clough (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield)

For a complete program and additional information about the workshop, please visit

Early bird registration deadline is Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Workshops are included in the cost of conference registration. For more details, please see


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